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I took Anthro 8 with her, and honestly if given the option to go back in time, I would not take it again with her. There have been multiple instances where i've dozed off in lectures because all she does is read off the slides; hence, lectures are rather boring. She also expects you to do intense reading of the textbook, and there are just so many tiny, irrelevant details she tests you on. I'd say I put in a decent amount of effort into this class, but it wasn't enough to get an A. On the other hand, discussions were fun! Basically, if you're REALLY good at memorizing and mugging up a whole bunch of tiny details and information, then take this class. If you're not EXTREMELY good at memorization, DO NOT take this class with Levine. Anthro 8 is supposed to be an easy class, but with Levine it is the exact opposite.
Please don't take her. Just don't do it to yourself.
Unless you want to take a class with a professor who sits and reads from the slides and expects you to then go off and memorize every single fact in the textbook and lectures that she ever mentioned, I would avoid her at all costs. ANTHRO 8 is supposedly easy but she made it horrible because of her absurd tests.
The first midterm had a 70% average, the final didn't have a distribution, but the highest score I even heard of was a B+. The two papers they grade somewhat hard.
This is an UNCURVED CLASS. Which means that about
20 OUT OF 240 got A's and A-'s. That is bullshit.
I promise you that she is not at all a good professor and you will not get a good grade so please avoid her at all costs unless you like getting a B after working your ass off for a stupid GE.
I really enjoyed Economic Anthropology with Professor Levine. She is a great lecturer presenting information in an engaging manner often linking economic theory to contemporary situations or discussing her research in Peru without resorting to a powerpoint of holiday snaps! There was frequent engagement in discussion by most students enrolled and attendance was always high - surely a good sign.
Both Professor Levine and her TA's are very fair markers and the questions for class papers are interesting and allow you to pick up marks by showing an understanding of the concepts. Readings were also pretty engaging on the whole.
I would definitely recommend this class and Professor Levine in general - I assume her other classes are equally worthwhile as her lecture style is a lot of fun and keeps you interested throughout.